The 10 Greatest Films for Teaching Economics
Mateer, G. Dirk, O’Roark, Brian and Holder, Kim. The 10 Greatest Films for Teaching Economics. The American Economist. 61(2), 204-216, 2016. doi: 10.1177/0569434516653749
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 Last revised: 21 Sep 2016
Date Written: January 8, 2016
We asked economic educators from around the country to identify five films that they found most useful in teaching economics. Our sample of 105 educators reflects wide-ranging opinions about the greatest films for teaching economics. We provide summaries of each of the Top 10 films in our list and short descriptions of the next 10. We also include a list of every film that was mentioned. The films surveyed are an eclectic mix that spans different eras and genres. It is our hope that this list will spur conversations about economics among interested readers and economic educators.
Keywords: Economic Education, Films, Teaching
JEL Classification: A20, Z00
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